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Government: Annual lung scan could save smokers’ lives

Smoking is the single leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. More than 160,000 people die each year from lung cancer. But new lung cancer testing recommendations recently issued by the United States government could save “tens of thousands … Continue reading

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Dr. Chris Leagre Honored on Cover of “Top Doctors” Issue of Indy Monthly

If you subscribe to Indianapolis Monthly magazine, you may have noticed that Dr. Chris Leagre, Radiation Oncologist for St.Vincent Cancer Care, graced the cover of its recent Top Doctors issue. To learn more about Dr. Leagre–and to see a list … Continue reading

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Calming the Body, Calming the Mind: Soothing Music for Relaxation.

At St.Vincent, we’re committed to enhancing the care we provide in every way we can. And that means providing access to useful tools that can help manage stress and anxiety during your health journey. That’s why we created original music … Continue reading

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Meet Cathy and Joe Ford – 2013 St.Vincent Cancer Walk Ambassador

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Last year, Cathy and her husband had big plans for celebrating Cathy’s 60th birthday. What they didn’t plan on was cancer. Because Cathy was diligent about yearly mammograms, her breast cancer was caught at stage one. St.Vincent breast surgeon Dr. … Continue reading

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Meet Jennifer Humphrey – 2013 St.Vincent Cancer Walk Ambassador

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Jennifer’s story is one often heard when couples are eager to expand their families, and it just doesn’t happen on their time schedule. Like many, Jennifer went to see a fertility doctor. There she received a shock. Jennifer had cancer. Continue reading

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Meet Lauryn & Dea Walls – 2013 St.Vincent Cancer Walk Ambassadors

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It’s what causes parents heartache – seeing their child in pain and not feeling well. That’s what Dea Walls faced in 2008. Her daughter, Lauryn, then age 4, cried simply by being picked up. The Walls’ family physician told Walls to get Lauryn to Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent right away. Continue reading

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Meet Laurie & Robert Wanser – 2013 St.Vincent Cancer Walk Ambassadors

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Laurie Wanser’s son, Michael, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. Like most families facing a serious illness, the Wansers pulled together. In this case the family grew to include a much larger extended family – the team at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent (PMCH). Continue reading

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Meet Tom Hervey – 2013 St.Vincent Cancer Walk Ambassador

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For Tom Hervey it all started with a routine annual check-up. There he discovered his PSA level was high – a potential sign of prostate cancer. In Hervey’s case, a biopsy confirmed it. Continue reading

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Meet Teresa Webb – 2013 St.Vincent Cancer Walk Ambassador

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She called it the “dreaded marble.” When asked, that was how Teresa Webb described the realization that something was wrong. She was diagnosed with breast cancer. Continue reading

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How much do you have in common with Angelina Jolie

Probably not much, and in the case of BRCA 1 and 2, that’s a relief Angelina Jolie has again lived up to her reputation for taking the road less traveled. On Tuesday, the actress and director announced in the New … Continue reading

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